Today we have an interview with Singer/Songwriter Megan Golden from Nashville, Tennessee!
There are just some artists that you don’t need to hear a full song before you know they’re a good singer.
Megan has a voice that as soon as you hear her sing you know it’s going to be good.
You can find out more about Megan on her website at MeganGolden.com
At what age did you begin singing or playing an instrument?
I began singing in church at the age of 5, but when I was 15 years old I wanted to start writing. I asked for a guitar for Christmas and taught myself to play! I played my first songwriters night just 3 months after getting my guitar.
What inspired you to become a singer/musician?
Growing up and living in Nashville all my life, I have been constantly surrounded by people pursuing music. Since I was little, I loved singing, but as I grew up I became more and more enthralled with the songwriting process as well.
What genre would you call your music?
Country/Pop. I grew up listening to a lot of country and pop and I think that really shows through in my writing style.
What have you learned from being a singer/musician?
So much! Being a singer/musician has taught me a lot about time management. Working, pursuing music, and going to school full-time is often hard to juggle, but you learn to find a balance. It’s also taught me the importance of letting yourself feel emotions. That probably sounds super weird, but I don’t always like showing many emotions. But when you are writing you have to let yourself feel those emotions so it can come through in your songwriting. And then, when you are performing you must allow yourself again to feel those same emotions. If you aren’t really feeling the emotions you are trying to portray in a song then the audience isn’t going to believe your song, and they definitely aren’t going to feel those emotions along with you.
Can you say a little about what being a singer/musician means to you?
I guess I would say being a singer/musician means taking a chance. a huge chance. Pursing music is a huge commitment. A lot of time and a lot of work goes into it. And the chances of truly being successful in it are very slim. But it’s worth it if it’s what you love to do.
What part about being a singer/musician do you like most?
My favorite part about being a singer/musician is all the friends I have made along the way! There are so many people that I would have never known if it weren’t for music that have made a huge impact on my life.
Another favorite part is all the people I get to meet. Not just my musician friends, but all the people who come out to shows. I have met some of the nicest, most supportive people out there and I am truly grateful for that!
Have you made any friends because of being a singer/musician?
Haha! I promise I didn’t see this question before answering the last one. Yes! Most all of my friends are from music. I am so thankful to have met the people I have and it’s so weird to think about that if I had never decided to really try to do this music thing I would have never formed the friendships I have today.
Have you traveled because of being a singer/musician?
I haven’t done a ton of traveling for music, but I have done a little! Hoping to be doing a lot more of that in the future though!
Have you done something exciting because of being a singer/musician?
For me playing shows is so exciting. I play out pretty often and enjoy it so much. Sometimes I play to rooms with barely anybody in them, but sometimes I get the chance to play to a much larger crowd. And that makes all the not-so-huge shows completely worth it. The energy from a big crowd is incredible. I’m always on a high for a couple days after a really great show. For me it’s incredibly exciting!